Tina Y. Ruppert's Profile

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I first got bitten by the 'mosaic bug' almost 15 years ago when I broke up a mirror and adhered it to my fireplace mantle. I saw something similar on HGTV and was hooked! From there, it just snowballed. In the beginning, I made baby signs for my friends with the newborn's name on it and seemed to improve and have more ideas with each one. I've also covered almost every table top in my house, every vase, every candleholder, every mirror and every picture frame with mosaics. Then I seemed to have found my 'niche' in my Etsy shop when the interest in my mosaiced house numbers took off! I've made and sold close to 2000 of those! And lately I've started creating custom crosses, butterflies, fleur de lis, and giant letters/initials. They seem to be quite popular as well. Then the inevitable comments from everyone came....."These are really good.....you ought to sell them"!! I heard about Etsy and here I am now. I was laid off from…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 15
  • Joined July 21, 2010

Favorite materials

stained glass, glitter tiles, van gogh glass, colored glass gems, glass beads, howlite stones, metallic tiles, black grout, metallic paints, alcohol inks, broken mirror, silver

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About

I first got bitten by the 'mosaic bug' almost 15 years ago when I broke up a mirror and adhered it to my fireplace mantle. I saw something similar on HGTV and was hooked! From there, it just snowballed. In the beginning, I made baby signs for my friends with the newborn's name on it and seemed to improve and have more ideas with each one. I've also covered almost every table top in my house, every vase, every candleholder, every mirror and every picture frame with mosaics. Then I seemed to have found my 'niche' in my Etsy shop when the interest in my mosaiced house numbers took off! I've made and sold close to 2000 of those! And lately I've started creating custom crosses, butterflies, fleur de lis, and giant letters/initials. They seem to be quite popular as well. Then the inevitable comments from everyone came....."These are really good.....you ought to sell them"!! I heard about Etsy and here I am now. I was laid off from my full time 'rat race' job and now I have plenty of time to create and mosaic things. The bad part is I now have no money to support my habit! Oh well, I'd much rather be in this place now than in the place I was a couple of years ago. My dream is to have my glass studio in a glassed in sunroom on the top of a cliff overlooking the ocean on some tropical island. Constant inspiration!! If it wasn't for that money thing, I'd be there right now. So now I just keep on creating because that's my 'thing'. Maybe the beach house will come later!

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